Garth Brooks Wins $1 Million Settlement

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Garth Brooks received justice in a lawsuit against an Oklahoma hospital that the court ruled had failed to build a women's health center in honor of his late mother, the AP reports.

The ruling, which was reached on Tuesday evening, states that the hospital must pay Brooks a total of $1 million ($ 500,000 to reimburse Brooks' original donation to the hospital and $500,000 in "punitive damages").

Brooks initially sued Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon after he had learned that the hospital wanted to use his donation money to fund construction projects unrelated to a deal he believed to have reached with the hospital's president in 2005.

A jury member spoke out about why she voted in Brooks' favor, asserting that she believed the hospital went back on its word.

As for the punitive damages, the jury member stated, "We wanted to show them not to do that anymore to anyone else."